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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Shane Williams
First Published: 22-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 14:33 GMT
Version: 1.60 (????) 01-10-2020 / 02:10 GMT

What are Pieces of Heart?

Pieces of Hearts are a collectible that you can collect throughout your journey in Koholint Island. There are 32 Pieces of Hearts to collect alongside eight Heart Containers which will have you sitting at 20 Hearts once you’re done collecting them all.

Note: Below is a list of all the Pieces of Hearts that are in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.

Mabe Village

  • Piece of Heart #1

(1 of 2) Head over to the well to the west of the village,

Head over to the well to the west of the village,and drop down to find a Piece of Heart.

Head over to the well to the west of the village, (left), and drop down to find a Piece of Heart. (right)

The first Piece of Heart is located inside a Well to the West of the Village.

  • Piece of Heart #2/3

(1 of 2) You’ll be able to get one Piece of Heart for catching a Small Fish,

You’ll be able to get one Piece of Heart for catching a Small Fish,and another for catching a Medium.

You’ll be able to get one Piece of Heart for catching a Small Fish, (left), and another for catching a Medium. (right)

Head to the north of the village to find a Fisherman, pay him 10 Rupeess and go and catch one Small and one Medium fish for two Pieces of Heart.

  • Piece of Heart #4

Head into the store in Mabe Village and purchase a Piece of Heart for 200 Rupees.

Head into the store in Mabe Village and purchase a Piece of Heart for 200 Rupees.

Make your way into the shop in Mabe Village and purchase yourself a Piece of Heart for 200 Rupees.

  • Piece of Heart #5/6

Go into the Trendy Game shop and win yourself a Piece of Heart, then after you’ve won some more items you’ll be able to win a Piec of Heart.

Go into the Trendy Game shop and win yourself a Piece of Heart, then after you’ve won some more items you’ll be able to win a Piec of Heart.

Head into the Trendy Game shop and try and win yourself a Piece of Heart, then keep playing the game to be in a chance of winning another piece.

Mysterious Forest

  • Piece of Heart #7

Grab the Piece of Heart from the back left corner by using the Hookshot.

Grab the Piece of Heart from the back left corner by using the Hookshot.

Once you’ve obtained the Hookshot, head into the cave at the back of the Mysterious Forest and use the Hookshot your way over to collect a Piece of Heart.

  • Piece of Heart #8

Remove the blocks to collect a Piece of Heart in a cave to the northwest of the Mysterious Forest.

Remove the blocks to collect a Piece of Heart in a cave to the northwest of the Mysterious Forest.

Head into a cave that’s located to the northwest of the Mysterious Forest once you’ve obtained the Powerful Bracelet and collect the Piece of Heart.

Koholint Prairie

  • Piece of Heart #9

(1 of 2) Push one of the gravestones forward to reveal a staircase,

Push one of the gravestones forward to reveal a staircase, then head down and jump across to the right to find a Piece of Heart.

Push one of the gravestones forward to reveal a staircase, (left), then head down and jump across to the right to find a Piece of Heart. (right)

Head right of the Witch’s Hut and enter the graveyard, head down and push one of the graves forward to reveal a staircase. Proceed down and jump across to the right and then jump up to find a Piece of Heart.

  • Piece of Heart #10

Once you’ve obtained Roc’s Feather you’ll be able to hop over to the Piece of Heart in the center of Koholint Prairie.

Once you’ve obtained Roc’s Feather you’ll be able to hop over to the Piece of Heart in the center of Koholint Prairie.

Once you’ve obtained Roc’s Feather you’ll be able to hop over to the Piece of Heart in the center of Koholint Prairie.

Ukuku Prairie

  • Piece of Heart #11

Move the Skulls and push the stones out of the way to reach a Piece of Heart in the bottom right corner.

Move the Skulls and push the stones out of the way to reach a Piece of Heart in the bottom right corner.

Exit out of Mabe Village to the east and head into the cave ahead, move all the stones and destroy the skulls to reach the Piece of Heart in the bottom right corner.

  • Piece of Heart #12

(1 of 2) Place a Bomb against the crumbling wall to the right,

Place a Bomb against the crumbling wall to the right, then head through to find a Piece of Heart.

Place a Bomb against the crumbling wall to the right, (left), then head through to find a Piece of Heart. (right)

Once you’ve obtained the Pegasus Boots you’ll want to enter the cave to the southeast of Ukuku Prairie, follow the path around place a Bomb against the crunbling wall to the right and head through to find a Piece of Heart.

Pothole Field

  • Piece of Heart #13

Cut down the grass in the Pothole Field to find your path to the back right for a Piece of Heart.

Cut down the grass in the Pothole Field to find your path to the back right for a Piece of Heart.

After you’ve obtained the five Golden Leaves and Pegasus Boots you’ll be able to head into the Pothole Field behind Richard’s House. Cut down the grass and slowly make your way over to the back right corner and take a long jump over the holes to reach the Piece of Heart.

Tabahl Wasteland

  • Piece of Heart #14/15

You’ll receive two Pieces of Hearts upon completing Dampe’s fourth challenge and completing the Passageway to the Central Chamber.

  • Piece of Heart #16

You’ll be able to find a Piece of Heart behind a tree in the back right of Tabahl Wasteland.

You’ll be able to find a Piece of Heart behind a tree in the back right of Tabahl Wasteland.

Head into the Tabahl Wasterland and hop over the holes to the top right where you’ll find a Piece of Heart hiding behind a tree.

Animal Village

  • Piece of Heart #17

Head left from the Cave entrance to find a Piece of Heart.

Head left from the Cave entrance to find a Piece of Heart.

Head left from the Animal Village’s cave entrance to find a Piece of Heart.

  • Piece of Heart #18

(1 of 2) Place a Bomb against the crumbling wall to the back right of the Animal Village and head through,

Place a Bomb against the crumbling wall to the back right of the Animal Village and head through,follow the path up to find a Piece of Heart.

Place a Bomb against the crumbling wall to the back right of the Animal Village and head through, (left), follow the path up to find a Piece of Heart. (right)

Place a Bomb against the crumbling wall to the northeast of the Animal Village and head through, follow the path up to find a Piece of Heart waiting.

Martha’s Bay

  • Piece of Heart #19

Head southeast of the Mermaid to find a Piece of Heart.

Head southeast of the Mermaid to find a Piece of Heart.

Make your way southeast of the Mermaid to find a Piece of Heart.

  • Piece of Heart #20

Remove the plants in the area to find some stairs heading down.

Remove the plants in the area to find some stairs heading down.

Once you’ve got the Flippers you’ll need to cut away at the plants in the area to reveal a hidden staircase, proceed down and dive in the deep water to get a Piece of Heart.

Kanalet Castle

  • Piece of Heart #21

Deliver your Secret Seashells to the Seashell Mansion for a Piece of Heart and the Level 2 Sword.

Deliver your Secret Seashells to the Seashell Mansion for a Piece of Heart and the Level 2 Sword.

Once you’ve collected five Secret Seashells you can store them in the Seashell Mansion for a Piece of Heart, then when you get 20 you’ll be rewarded with the Level 2 Sword.

  • Piece of Heart #22

Head south of the Seashell Mansion an go down the stairs to find a Piece of Heart.

Head south of the Seashell Mansion an go down the stairs to find a Piece of Heart.

Once you’ve acquired the Flippers, head south of the Seashell Mansion and remove a plant by the tree to find a staircase, proceed down dive in the deep water to find a Piece of Heart.

  • Piece of Heart #23

Head round the back of Kamlet Castle to find a Piece of Heart.

Head round the back of Kamlet Castle to find a Piece of Heart.

Swim around Kamlet Catle until you reach a dead end, dive in and you’ll find a Piece of Heart.

Tal Tal Heights

  • Piece of Heart #24

Swim into the right doorway to find a room full of deep water, dive down to find a Piece of Heart.

Swim into the right doorway to find a room full of deep water, dive down to find a Piece of Heart.

Once you’ve acquired the Flippers, swim into the cave east of Angler’s Tunnel to find a Piece of Heart deep down.

Rapids

  • Piece of Heart #25/26

Use the Hookshot to pull yourself over to the Piece of Heart on the left, and complete the race in under 40 Seconds to get another Piece of Heart.

Use the Hookshot to pull yourself over to the Piece of Heart on the left, and complete the race in under 40 Seconds to get another Piece of Heart.

You’ll be able to find this Piece of Heart to the leftside of Rapids, simply use your Hookshot to pull yourself acrosss to it, now complete the race in under 40 seconds to win another Piece of Heart.

  • Piece of Heart #27

On the way up to the Rapid, Hookshot your way to the right to collect a Piece of Heart.

On the way up to the Rapid, Hookshot your way to the right to collect a Piece of Heart.

Make your way up to the Rapids, but before going up the stairs you’ll want to Hookshot over to the Piece of Heart on the right.

Yarna Desert

  • Piece of Heart #28

Kill the Lanmola in the desert and allow the sand to suck you up, then place bomb on the crumbling wall ahead to find a Piece of Heart.

Kill the Lanmola in the desert and allow the sand to suck you up, then place bomb on the crumbling wall ahead to find a Piece of Heart.

Kill the Lanmola in the desert and allow the sand to suck you up, then place a Bomb onto the Crumbling wall ahead to find a Piece of Heart.

Tal Tal Mountain Range

  • Piece of Heart #29

Move all the stones in the room to reach the Piece of Heart bottom right corner.

Move all the stones in the room to reach the Piece of Heart bottom right corner.

Head into a cave to the right of the egg and move all the stones to collect the Piece of Heart in the bottom right corner.

  • Piece of Heart #30

Head down into the cave and right to find a Piece of Heart.

Head down into the cave and right to find a Piece of Heart.

Head into a cave to the left of the Henhouse that’s located on top of the Mountain. Once inside head south and then right to find a Piece of Heart.

Mt. Tamaranch

  • Piece of Heart #31

Head left of Mt. Tamaranch to find a Piece of Heart.

Head left of Mt. Tamaranch to find a Piece of Heart.

Travel to the left of Mt. Tamaranch to find a Piece of Heart.

  • Piece of Heart #32

Head up the stairs to the northeast in Turtle Rock.

Head up the stairs to the northeast in Turtle Rock.

The final Piece of Heart is obtained through the Turtle Rock Dungeon, refer to the Turtle Rock Page to locate it.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Action-adventure
  • Guide Release
    22 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Shane Williams

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Help the heroic Link escape from Koholint Island! After being up in caught in a brutal storm Link awakens on a strange island where he'll need to make friends with strangers, explore dark caves, and solve puzzles in order to escape.

The guide for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening will include all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring where to find all Instruments, Piece of Hearts, and Secret Seashells. Including in-depth guidance on how to beat every boss as well as how to complete all dungeons.

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